1. There are no significant events to report this week.
2. Despite an overall drop in the total number of global pirate incidents reported in 2016, some parts of the world have witnessed a rise in violent attacks. With the suppression of piracy around the coast of Somalia,focus has shifted to West Africa and the waters of the Far East where Pirate Action Groups may be more ideologically motivated than those acting in the pursuit of individual gain (a). The impact felt by the victims of Somali piracy is reflected upon in a recent article whi